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Steffi Nossen Summer Dance Camp 2020 at Bethany Arts Community

Steffi Nossen Summer Dance Camp 2020 at Bethany Arts Community

Steffi Nossen Summer Dance Camp at Bethany Arts Community in Ossining, NY for students in 1st-5th grade.

Steffi Nossen’s 1-Week Dance Camp offers technique classes in Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Musical theater. Dancers will also learn Dance History and Composition, choreographing their own dances working in a small intimate group, building communication skills and self-assurance. A Summer Camp Experience you do not want your child to miss! Showing on the last Friday showcasing all of their work throughout the camp. No previous experience required.

Rising Grades 1st-5th

Week 1: August 3rd – 7th
Week 2: August 10th – 14th
Monday-Friday | 9:00am-3:30pm

Tuition: $550 one week or $1,000 two weeks

Flyaway Productions Residency at Bethany Arts

Flyaway Productions Residency at Bethany Arts

Flyaway Productions is embarking on a new partnership with Bethany Arts Community in Ossining, NY and will be in residence at BAC September 16th – 22nd, 2019. During this residency, the dancers will be preparing for the East Coast premiere of The Wait Room, an outdoor dance program created by Flyaway Productions of San Francisco to honor the lives of women whose loved ones are incarcerated. They will use the facilities at Bethany Arts Community to immerse themselves in the Master Dance Class and create performce art that the community can experience and engage with through open rehearsals, community dialogues and public events.

Arts Westchester

Bethany Arts Community’s residency programs are made possible by ArtsWestchester with support from Westchester County Government.

A Summer Camp Experience at Bethany Arts Community not to be missed!

A Summer Camp Experience at Bethany Arts Community not to be missed!

Come grow with us! Steffi Nossen’s School of Dance comes to Bethany with a Summer Camp that offers technique classes in Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Musical Theater. A dance style for every child.

Dancers will also learn Dance History and Composition, choreographing their own dances working in a small intimate group, building communication skills and self-assurance. A Summer Camp Experience you do not want your child to miss! Showing on the last Friday showcasing all of their work throughout the camp. No previous experience required.

Rising Grades 1st-5th

Week 1: July 29th- August 2nd
Week 2: August 5th – 9th
Monday-Friday | 9:00am-3:00pm

Tuition: $550 one week or $1,000 two weeks

 

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Bethany Arts Community Launches in Ossining by Broadway World

Bethany Arts Community Launches in Ossining by Broadway World

First published by BWW News Desk via Broadway World on May. 10, 2018

Bethany Arts Community (BAC), a new space and environment located at 40 Somerstown Road, Ossining, NY, where the many forms of art can be learned, produced and flourish, is pleased to announce a four week residency, this May, with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, a world-class dance-theater company.

“The Bethany Arts Community has launched its first season with an eclectic mix of performances, exhibitions and classes aimed at showing that art, in its various forms, can be created, appreciated and enjoyed by everyone.” Michael McKinney, The Journal News – see The Journal News article here

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to launch our artist residency program with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane company,” states David Lyons, Founding Executive Director. “From the beginning, we wanted to provide a space that attracts and nurtures this caliber of international talent while also making these artists and their work accessible to our regional community.”

Bill T. Jones at Bethany Arts

The entire Westchester Community is about to be blessed with access to these incredible artists, such as Dana Levenberg, Ossining Town Supervisor who, “couldn’t be more delighted to have Bethany Arts Community open its doors in Ossining. They have hit the ground running with exciting events, classes, fine art, music, large scale sculptures, poetry and performances. Next we look forward to welcoming world class talent, such as this month’s residency with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company. They are responsive to our community, and inspirational. We can’t wait to see what is next. They are true partners in our cultural engagement.” Victoria Gearity

Mayor, Village of Ossining adds, “Ossining is thrilled that the Bethany Arts Community is now open and contributing so much. They are inspiring creative expression in artists of all ages, while enriching our cultural calendars with exhibits and performances to please a diverse and delighted community.”

From May 7 until June 1, 2018, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company will be creating a new work and expanding existing work, in residence at BAC. They will use the opportunity to immerse themselves in the creative process, spending valuable time together and with the BAC community through open rehearsals, community dialogues and public events. The nature of a residency outside of the city, even if just a few short train stops away, allows the artists to truly leave mundane activities that can sometimes get in the way of process and focus on engaging in the art form and their colleagues.

Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Company is beginning a new work, currently titled The Deep Blue Sea, which they will continue to work on at BAC. Drawing inspiration from Melville’s evocative description of Pip, the young black “cabin boy”, floating alone in the sea, The Deep Blue Sea explores the relationship of solidarity as it pertains to, or contrasts to group identity. The work will begin with a solo figure that will be performed by Mr. Jones or a company member, evolving over time into an ensemble of ten (the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company), that further expands into a community of one hundred people. The Deep Blue Sea will be a meditation on the nature of community building in a confusing era.

Additional programming for the community will be offered during the residency, such as a rare opportunity for young dancers, a FREE 8-week dance Master class (Saturdays 10:00am-11:30m from April 7-May 26) with Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Company. Additional opportunities including being able to observe the entire Company in action during their month-long residency at Bethany and even participate in a developing new work.

There are many exciting activities happening at BAC, including an afterschool program which is currently in progress, a second large sculpture to be installed in the garden, readings from Westchester Collaborative Theatre, a summer camp from Theatre O called The Camp of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and many upcoming residencies to be announced in the near future.

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company artist residency at BAC.

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company artist residency at BAC.

Patch article by Lanning Taliaferro on May 10, 2018

BAC is pleased to announce a four week residency, in May, with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, a world-class dance-theater company.

OSSINING, NY: Bethany Arts Community is a new space and environment based at 40 Somerstown Road whose founders hope the many forms of art can be learned, produced and flourish.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to launch our artist residency program with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane company,” David Lyons, founding executive director, said in a press release. “From the beginning, we wanted to provide a space that attracts and nurtures this caliber of international talent while also making these artists and their work accessible to our regional community.”

Until June 1, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company will be creating a new work and expanding existing work, in residence at BAC. They will use the opportunity to immerse themselves in the creative process, spending valuable time together and with the BAC community through open rehearsals, community dialogues and public events. The nature of a residency outside of the city, even if just a few short train stops away, allows the artists to truly leave mundane activities that can sometimes get in the way of process and focus on engaging in the art form and their colleagues.

Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Company is beginning a new work, currently titled The Deep Blue Sea, which they will continue to work on at BAC. Drawing inspiration from Melville’s evocative description of Pip, the young black “cabin boy”, floating alone in the sea, The Deep Blue Sea explores the relationship of solidarity as it pertains to, or contrasts to group identity. The work will begin with a solo figure that will be performed by Mr. Jones or a company member, evolving over time into an ensemble of ten (the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company), that further expands into a community of one hundred people. The Deep Blue Sea will be a meditation on the nature of community building in a confusing era.

Additional programming for the community will be offered during the residency, including being able to observe the entire Company in action during their month-long residency at Bethany and even participate in a developing new work.

There are many exciting activities happening at BAC, including an afterschool program which is currently in progress, a second large sculpture to be installed in the garden, readings from Westchester Collaborative Theatre, a summer camp from Theatre O called The Camp of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and many upcoming residencies to be announced in the near future, BAC officials promised.

Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Company at Bethany Arts Community

Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Company at Bethany Arts Community

 

Upcoming Events:

May 12, 19, 26 1p – 4p FREE Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Company Community Dance Project: Join the creative process with the BTJ/AZ Company and volunteer to participate in the company’s latest work, The Deep Blue Sea. Participants will be asked to move, think and create with the nine members of the company with Bill T Jones and Associate Artist Director Janet Wong. Sign up for any of these dates here. www.bethanyarts.org/calendar/btjcommunitydance

May 19 7p – 10p Fundraiser with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company Performance: The evening’s festivities will include music, a selection of gourmet foods and beverages, and the latest art exhibition in the galleries – an exploration of motion and movement called (Not) Staying Still. The highlight of the evening will be a performance by the world famous Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company accompanied by some commentary from Bill himself. www.bethanyarts.org/calendar/fundraiser

May 24 7p – 9p Meet the makers: Bill T. Jones and Janet Wong: An intimate setting for an evening of conversation with choreographer, dancer, writer Bill T. Jones, the founder and artistic director of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company and their Associate Artistic Director Janet Wong. Hear from the two of the biggest creative forces in contemporary dance and culture. www.bethanyarts.org/calendar/btjartisttalk

May 30 7p – 9p Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company Performance: At the conclusion of the dance company’s residency at Bethany, a rare opportunity in Westchester to see a performance by the world-renowned Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Company. www.bethanyarts.org/calendar/btjperformance

May 31 7p – 9p An Evening of Works in Process Studio Showing: Many of the talented dancers within the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, who have spent time at BAC in residence are also working on their own independent projects. Here’s another rare opportunity to see a diverse group of dance professionals sharing the pieces in various stages of development–a sampling of the different works and hear from the creative talents behind them. https://bethanyarts.org/calendar/worksinprocess/

PHOTO: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company dancers at work./ via BAC

Bethany Arts Community launches programs in Ossining

Bethany Arts Community launches programs in Ossining

First published by Michael P. McKinney via LOHUD on May 9, 2018

OSSINING – The Bethany Arts Community has launched its first season with an eclectic mix of performances, exhibitions and classes aimed at showing that art, in its various forms, can be created, appreciated and enjoyed by everyone.

For the remainder of the month, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, a presence on New York City and global stages, will be at the center’s Somerstown Road campus.

For a dance project it’s working on, the company will have members of the public who show up Saturday afternoons participate in the project — they don’t need dance experience. There is also a free master class on Saturday mornings where experienced dancers ages 16 to 22 can work with the company.

The center has been up and running since January. The 25-acre property, formerly used by missionaries for the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, was acquired in 2015.

“From the beginning, we wanted to provide a space that attracts and nurtures this caliber of international talent, while also making these artists and their work accessible to our regional community,” said David Lyons, founder and executive director.

GRANTS: ArtsAlive announces $63K to 34 arts groups

MEDAL: Bill T. Jones received National Medal of the Arts from President Obama

PURCHASED: Maryknoll site sold to arts organization

On a recent afternoon, as the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company was using one space, 11 girls from an Ossining elementary school were in another space learning flamenco.

“I’m willing to put in 30 years of time, energy and money to have those flamenco dancers who are down there today change the world tomorrow,” Lyons said of the group.

Meanwhile, another area was set up for children participating in the Scribble Art summer program, and in yet another, an exhibition of works from various artists was being prepared for an opening.

The vision for Bethany Arts is a place where people can come to see the world through different perspectives and perceptions and learn “how to pass on the word of art,” said Lyons, who grew up in Croton-on-Hudson and has lived in Dobbs Ferry and Sleepy Hollow.

Plans are to eventually offer studio spaces for artists, given that such space can be difficult to find and expensive in Westchester, said Zak Shusterman, the attorney for Bethany Arts.

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Bethany Arts Community.
WHERE: 40 Somerstown Road, Ossining.
COST: Varies. For example, Cumbia for Kids and Spanish Art of Flamenco for Kids is $40 for eight weeks. Scholarships are available. There is no charge for the Saturday afternoon sessions with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, and no charge for the Saturday morning master classes. An exhibition of various visual artists, this Saturday starting at 6:30 p.m., is also free to the public.

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